Omelette in a Bag

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Omelette in a Bag is a perfect breakfast for camping, family reunions, or at even home. Everyone can customize their own with their favorite ingredients. And clean-up is a breeze!

Omelette in a Bag with tomatoes, avocado, and cheese toppings

Omelet in a Bag

This Omelet in a Bag recipe is so much fun! We make these every single time we go camping. They are SO easy and there is virtually no cleanup. I have all the ingredients prepped before we go camping so we simply wake up and get some water boiling – that’s it. Everyone loves making their omelettes EXACTLY how they want and it is fun! The kids LOVE making these! Seriously, this breakfast couldn’t be easier and you will always have VERY happy campers! They always come out perfect and nothing tastes better after a long night of camping. I actually find myself making these a few times just at home throughout the year because they turn out so fluffy and tasty. They are way better than trying to do it in a pan, plus you can make them all at once instead of just one-at-a-time. We have made these when guests come visit and they are always surprised with how good they are.

Omelettes for a Crowd

This Omelette in a Bag recipe is a great recipe if you are cooking breakfast for a crowd. You can make big batches all at once and again, clean-up is a snap! Whether camping, at a reunion, or just at home wanting to switch things up, you just can’t lose with this simple, satisfying and super fun breakfast! Also, have you seen our FAMILY REUNION Meal Planning Guide? We share lots of other great meals you can make for big groups. Be sure to check it out!

Steps to the Perfect Omelet in a Bag

Here are the step by step instructions for making an Omelette in a Bag. It really is so easy!

How to make an Omelette in a Bag with step by step instructions


Omelette Fillings and Toppings

The sky is the limit when it comes to omelette fillings. Here are some of the more common types of Omelette recipes with fillings.

Omelette in a Bag
  1. Denver Omelette – ham, bacon, bell peppers, onions, cheese.
  2. Western Omelette – ham, onion, green pepper, cheese.
  3. Mediterranean Omelette – spinach, feta cheese, olives, red onion, garlic.
  4. Southwest Omelette – bacon, tomato, avocado, Monterey Jack cheese, salsa, sour cream.
  5. Steak Omelette – sliced steak, mushrooms, onions, green pepper, tomatoes.
  6. Veggie Omelette – bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, baby spinach leaves, tomato, avocado, cheese.
  • Meat filling ideas:  Diced ham, bacon, ground sausage, Kielbasa sausage, steak slices, Spam, pulled pork, seasoned ground beef, pepperoni, salami, shredded chicken.
  • Vegetable filling ideas: Red, green, orange, or yellow bell peppers, mushrooms, red onion, green onion, white onion, cherry tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, any garden tomato, fresh spinach, diced zucchini, broccoli, avocado, butternut squash, alfalfa sprouts.
  • Cheese filling ideas:  Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Provolone, Pepper Jack, Swiss, Gruyere, Mozzarella.
  • Topping ideas:  Shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, parsley, diced tomatoes, diced onions, basil leaves, lime, Hollandaise sauce, Greek yogurt,

 

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BPA Free Plastic Bags

We have had some comments about the bags being safe to boil. We use Ziploc freezer bags which claim to be BPA free. If you are still worried about it, there are reusable boiling bags that you can purchase online as well. We have no qualms using the Ziploc freezer bags, especially since we only make these on special occasions.

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Side view of Omelette in a Bag with tomatoes, avocado, and cheese toppings

Omelette in a Bag

4.95 from 18 votes
Omelette in a Bag is a perfect breakfast for camping, family reunions, or at even home.  Everyone can customize their own with their  favorite ingredients. And clean-up is a breeze!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 1 Omelette

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp cheese shredded
  • 1 Tbsp ham diced

additional ingredients (to your liking):

Optional Toppings:

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil (appx. 2/3 full)
  • While waiting for the water to boil, crack eggs into a Ziploc heavy-duty, large (at least quart-sized) freezer bag and add water.
  • Seal and shake, smash, squish the bag – whatever you can to get those eggs really beaten up.
  • Add any remaining ingredients that you would like, press as much air out of the bag as you can and seal tightly.
  • Smoosh the ingredients around a little bit to get an even distribution.
  • Place bags (up to 6) in the boiling water and cook for 13 minutes (adding 1-2 minutes per additional egg if people want bigger omelettes). 
  • ALSO, cooking times vary depending on elevation – check your eggs every few minutes.  Once they are no longer runny and feel like they are set, they are ready!
  • Make sure the tops of the bag don’t hang out over the edge of the pot, especially if you are doing it over a fire– you don’t want the plastic to melt. 
  • One of our readers suggested clipping the bags together with a clothespin and draping over a skewer or stick placed across the pot to keep them from falling over the sides– a great idea!
  • Carefully remove the bags from the water. When you open the bag, the omelette should easily slide onto the plate. 
  • Top with any additional toppings and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 23gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 373mgSodium: 588mgPotassium: 247mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1040IUVitamin C: 13.9mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 1.5mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    We started doing this a couple of years ago on our family group camping trips. We use a Turkey fryer filled with boiling water and write our names in permanent marker on the bag before filling. So much fun!

  2. Since I’m already making boiled eggs. I’m going to try doing this at the same time. Don’t worry when my boiled eggs are done I’ll remove them.

  3. 5 stars
    Love this recipe and technique. I use a silicone bag instead of a Ziploc. The plastic slide bar that keeps the silicone bag closed could not be used with any heat, so I had to leave that off and secure the bag by clipping it to my pot with clothespins, but it worked perfectly. I cook mine a bit longer, maybe 15 to 16 minutes, and they are perfect every time.

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